Monday, 20 January 2014


Hello peeps,
Hope everyone in Blogland enjoyed the festive season and has managed to stick to at least one of their New Year resolutions? Unlike me !! I promised myself I would be more active on my blog and stir myself from my inactivity in crafting. So seeing as we are over half way through January, and with some encouragement from Darnell  Ta-da! here I am,  (well better late than never, as they say)  thank you Darnell x
Any way I needed to give a little "cheer you up gift" and decided to go with chocolates. The supermarket had reduced all their Christmas chocolates but were obviously not suitable in their festive wrappings but I was sure I could think of something. Back at home as I was putting away the shopping I noticed the coffee was in a new different shaped jar, Bingo I would re purpose the now empty coffee jar. The lid was gold, so I coloured it with a silver metallic Pen-touch marker as I wanted to use a silver ribbon flower left over from Christmas, I used a band of paper round the lid and some pretty paper round the body of the jar, added a bit of bling and stuck the ribbon flower on the top, filled it with the chocs and finished off with a very apt digital sentiment from Paulette at Create with TLC,  she is so generous and usually has a daily freebie up for grabs as well as many many digital sentiments word art, and vintage images for sale in her Art Fire Store.
 Since September she has also added......................
Show it Off !

  A spot to show yourself off~! New Linky Party will be posted every come back and link up each week
Anything handmade and crafty.

Rules are simple....
As long as it's crafty, and made by you.
Show off your fabulous creations, cards, scrap pages, paper creations, DIY projects, craft projects, even food goodies you created.
 I think my jar of chocolates could qualify for  Show it Off, so I will be adding  it via Mr Linky, 
If you too would like to Show Off something you've made pop over and check out Paulette's great blog and store, you wont be disappointed.
Oh, I nearly forgot to mention I am also, if I dare, going to join in with "THE"
Tim Holtz  12 Tags of 2014. Watch this space, eeek!!!!
Until next time
Happy Art making
Lottie x


  1. Hi Lottie, I am so thrilled to hear that you are joining in with Tim's tags this year, it is the one thing I enjoy making in the month. Tim's techniques never fail to impress. Darnell is such a wonderful lady, I am glad that she 'nudged' you, it is great to see you back.

    I do hope you will make one of the tag holders, it is a bit of a challenge but wonderful fun. Take care my friend! Hugs, Anne x

  2. Sorry Lottie!! I forgot to say how much I love your jar, in my case they chocs would never have made it inside though.......enough said...

  3. Yay, good to see you back, Lottie, and wow, did you ever come back with a bang! What a wonderful cheer-up gift for you to come up with! I'm sure the recipient was very touched! (I'm with Anne, I would have kept the chocolates for me and given coffee as my gift, tee hee!)

    Thank you for the shout out! I'm glad something I said encouraged you. You are too talented not to share your creativity with this community of card artists!

    Have a terrific weekend! Hugs, Darnell


Thank you for paying me a visit today and leaving your comment and a little crafty happiness. Hugs Lottie x